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Manhatta is a A portrait of New York by painter Charles Sheeler and photographer Paul Strand. The title cards show quotes from Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass". Listed as Public Domain by Wikipedia. "The film spans an imaginary day in the life of New York City, beginning with footage of Staten Island ferry commuters and culminating with the sun setting over the Hudson River. It has been described as the first avant-garde film made in America.....
Keywords: silents; New York; documentary
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[movies]Delivering newspapers / American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903. SUMMARY The film shows a group of about fifty pre-adolescent boys running and crowding around a one-horse paneled newspaper van that pulls up in the foreground of the picture. On the side of the van is a sign reading "New York World." As they gather around the rear of the vehicle, a fight breaks out between two of the boys...
Keywords: Paperboys--New York (State)--New York; Newspaper carriers--New York (State)--New York. American newspapers--New York (State)--New York. World (New York; N.Y. : 1860-1931) Commercial vehicles--New York (State)--New York. Horse-drawn vehicles--New York (State)--New York. Boys--New York (State)--New York. Actuality--Short
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[movies]Coney Island
Fatty Arbuckle visits the famous amusement park with the assistance of Buster Keaton and Al St john. Arbuckle wrote and directed this comedy in 1917
Keywords: New York; sulent; comedy
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[movies]Skyscrapers of New York
This is a compilation of three prints from the Paper Print collection of the Library of Congress produced by American Mutoscpe and Biograph in 1906. I have added music and sharpened the title. The story is inconsequential but the scenes of the workers on the high beams are fascinating in those days before special effects, there is even a fight, and remember the cameraman and a bulky camera had to be there too...
Keywords: New York; skyscraper; iron workers; silents
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